The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Upcoming events

09/30/2021 6:30 PM • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Upcoming events

    • 09/30/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
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    The 7th Annual GAPABA Gala

    ThursdaySept. 30, 2021

    The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom

    246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    General Reception: 6:30 PM

    Dinner & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM


    General Tickets: $150

    Gov't | Non-Profit | Students: $125

    For all REGISTRATION questions, contact


    SAFETY: Please complete this GOOGLE FORM to confirm vaccination status and dietary restrictions. NOTE: ALL Attendees must verify that they are VACCINATED with no exceptions. Additionally, given the recent spike in the Delta variant cases of COVID-19, the Georgia Aquarium requires that MASKS be worn at all times even if you are vaccinated, except when eating or drinking. If you are experiencing a fever or COVID-type symptoms, or have been exposed to the virus within 10 days prior to the event, please refrain from attending and contact us.

    General Counsel, Elected/Appointed Officials & Judges: Contact for REGISTRATION CODE. Please note that the number of these reserved seats are limited.


    • For Sponsors who previously paid for the Gala in 2020, your sponsorship will be applied to our 2021 Gala
    • All Sponsor guests must be submitted on or before Monday, Sept. 6th. Please DOWNLOAD this SPREADSHEET and email back to
    • VIP Reception begins at 5:30 PM
    • Questions: contact

      GAPABA is pleased to Partner with the State Bar of Georgia to offer Hotel Discounts near the Georgia Aquarium. Please mention the State Bar of Georgia to receive the preferred rates. If you have any issues with the reservations and rates, please contact Michelle Garner, Director of Meetings:


    Han C. Choi Scholarship


    From his Law Firm, Ballard Spahr

    Han C. Choi, who served as Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's Atlanta Office, led the firm's Korea Initiative, and was respected locally and nationally for his extraordinary work on behalf of Asian American lawyers and students, died March 26, 2018.

    Mr. Choi, 52, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2017. He was determined to maintain his successful law practice, as well as his active civic and social life, for as long as possible. In the year since his diagnosis, Mr. Choi traveled with his wife, Catherine, and their three children. He was honored by civic organizations he helped build and grow, assisted clients with their business needs, and—as always—participated in activities that enriched the lives of others.

    ... "Han was a leader, a teacher, a mentor, a friend. He was all of those things in one," Ballard Spahr Associate Stephanie Kim said. "He truly cared about his clients, some of whom became his closest friends. And he listened to others because he didn't believe that his way was always the right way. Even in the most pressure-filled situation, he remained calm and looking for solutions. That had a quiet, uplifting effect on everyone around him.”

    Read more from Ballard Spahr's IN MEMORIAM

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